Whether you use your hands, props or just your own creativity, storytelling is a great way to bond with your kids and get their imagination going.
- Stories help young children develop their imagination.
- Storytelling helps kids understand the world around them: Children relate elements from stories to things in real life and vice versa.
- Storytelling is a great bonding opportunity between children and parents, teachers or relatives.
- Simple storytelling can help get child’s attention when he is unmanageable or needs distraction in a public place.
Story time should become a fun part of bedtime or any time you set aside. It’s also a great way to hold the attention of bored little ones on long trips. It will become something you both look forward to, and your child will have fond memories for a lifetime.
Our guest in this video is Arileña Morgan, preschool teacher at Escuela Michael in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Arileña explains how puppetry and storytelling tap into children’s natural curiosity–even at a very early age–and get them to listen and learn.